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News GPU Tweak III latest version has a virus?

36bfonnes

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I just tried to download GPU Tweak III version 1.2.4.1 and the download got blocked and windows detected a Trojan:Win32/Spursint,F!cl

Really? A major company releasing a piece of software that has a virus? I just bought a motherboard from them. I mean it is a beta version, but c'mon Asus.
 

UsandThem

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You're either downloading from a place other than directly from Asus, or Windows Defender is showing a false positive.

I checked it with VirusTotal's and Google's Safe Browsing online scanner, and downloaded it (and then let Bitdefender scan it). It shows no security issues.
 

36bfonnes

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You're either downloading from a place other than directly from Asus, or Windows Defender is showing a false positive.

I checked it with VirusTotal's and Google's Safe Browsing online scanner, and downloaded it (and then let Bitdefender scan it). It shows no security issues.
I downloaded it from https://www.asus.com/campaign/GPU-Tweak-III/

That virus alert from defender was awfully specific. Are you sure?
 

UsandThem

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I downloaded it from https://www.asus.com/campaign/GPU-Tweak-III/

That virus alert from defender was awfully specific. Are you sure?
Windows Defender is known for usually having the most false positives among scanners.

You can use this, or this to decide for yourself. You can always download the free Bitdefender virus software and use it as well, but I downloaded the zip folder and scanned it, Bitdefender didn't see anything either.
 

UsandThem

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BTW, here was a FP (false positive) test from September 2020, and Microsoft was 4th to last place in that regard: (https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/false-alarm-test-september-2020/

When you have some free time, take a look at the other tests (particularly the performance impact test in October), and see why you might consider a free antivirus program like Bitdefender, Avast/AVG, etc. over using Windows Defender.

While Windows Defender is good at detecting viruses/malware, there are some downsides to it compared to the other options on the market.
 

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